Gender identity is a crucial process in developmental trajectories. In the case of transgender adolescents, they may face regular discrimination and limitations. Taking the perspective of Personality Psychology gives way for new arguments in favor of granting adolescents more autonomy to decide about their own identity pathways.
As all university students and teachers will have noticed by now, the Dutch government aims to reduce the student drop out in higher education. In this blog post, it is argued that blocking the possibility to change majors in university is detrimental for individual’s identity development, and in the long run for society as well.